12:52 | February 22, 2018
Armenia will spend AMD 618 million (US$1.285) on events marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Republic of Armenia and the battles of Sardarapat, Karakilisa and Bash Abaran.
20:20 | February 8, 2018
Despite the grandiose promise made by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to grow the country’s population to four million by 2040, official stats show a continuing decrease in numbers.
11:33 | January 11, 2018
Those caught setting off fireworks in Yerevan without official permission will be fined AMD 1 million (US$ 2,060) if a proposal made by Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan is passed.
11:55 | December 21, 2017
Proposed by Minister of Economic Development and Investments Souren Karayan, the tax break allows the company to import technological equipment and their components without paying import customs tax.
18:36 | December 6, 2017
According to a new report of poverty published by Armenia’s National Statistical Service (NSS), those with college degrees are two times less likely to be poor than those with just a high school degree.
17:18 | November 16, 2017
The Armenian government will distribute a total of AMD 58 million (approx.$119,000) amongst the four political factions represented in the parliament, in addition to the Armenian Rebirth political party.
17:06 | November 2, 2017
The data shows that 27,655 births were registered in January-September 2017; the smallest number in the past three years. The number is 3,000 less than the same period in 2015.
12:59 | October 12, 2017
Ashot Manukyan, the country’s energy minister says that the bloc is being taken off-line so that the operating company HAEK CJSC (Armenian Atomic Power Plant) can more effectively begin work to modernize unit 2 of the plant, permitting it to operate until 2027.
18:31 | September 2, 2017
Armenia's GDP grew by 5.5% in the first half of 2017. In contrast, the construction volume in the country in the first seven months of 2017 decreased by 9% compared to the same period in 2016, this according to figures recently published by the National Statistical Service.
19:06 | August 30, 2017
Hetq contacted MP Iveta Tonoyan, Tsarukyan’s press spokesperson twice on the matter. She promised to speak to Mayor Poghosyan and then get back to us in two hours. We never heard from her.
17:41 | August 12, 2017
The Yerevan Municipality has granted the building contractor permission to temporarily remove the statute during construction, with the stipulation that it be reinstalled at the same location. This reporter visited the site. The statute was still there, covered by plastic sheeting, while work progressed all around.
17:08 | July 31, 2017
Narek Mantashyan, recently dismissed as the head of the Armenian Gogovan border checkpoint with Georgia, has refuted the claim made by the government that he had officially tendered his resignation.
12:38 | July 27, 2017
1,600 uninterrupted power supply units, used to organize Armenia’s parliamentary election and the Yerevan Municipal Council elections last year, will be distributed to various state agencies.
17:34 | July 20, 2017
Green Farmer LLC, owned by the sons of Vardan Haroutyunyan, head of the State Revenue Committee (SRC), has been granted a three-year import tax and VAT exemption by the Armenian government.
12:18 | July 20, 2017
Armenia’s government today approved a plan to organize the country’s transportation systems on an integrated schedule basis that would allow for efficient travel from the remotest village to the capital Yerevan.
12:00 | July 13, 2017
Citizens of Armenia and Moldova can now travel back and forth between their two countries without visas if their travel documents (passport, etc.) still has three months before expiring.
17:29 | June 21, 2017
During an Armenian parliamentary debate today on a bill outlining the country’s economic development agenda for 2017-2022, Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Davit Lokyan told MPs that lopsided economic development in Armenia was a major issue to be tackled.
16:45 | June 21, 2017
During today’s Armenian parliamentary debate today on a bill outlining the country’s economic development agenda for 2017-2022, Yelk Alliance MP Nikol Pashinyan accused Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan of being appointed to the post solely to allow Serzh Sargsyan to remain in power.
12:55 | June 15, 2017
Armenian Minister of Justice Davit Harutyunyan told reporters today that he’ll be implementing gradual, but continuing steps, to do away with the roots of corruption and bribery within the country’s court system.
19:24 | June 12, 2017
That incident occurred on July 1, 2012, when Lieutenant Colonel Vardan Samvelyan, deputy commander of a Yerevan unit attached to the defense ministry, attempted to blow up the Harsnakar Restaurant owned by Ruben Hayrapetyan, a ruling Republican Party of Armenia MP.
11:41 | June 7, 2017
Among more mundane matters, MPs debated a controversial bill designed to privatize several state- owned facilities at today’s special session of Armenia’s National Assembly convened by the government.
15:48 | June 1, 2017
Responding to a Hetq article that Kotayk provincial authorities had failed to remove garbage from the road leading to the village of Dzoraghbyur, Armenia’s Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development has written that the trash has been disposed of, sending photos to confirm the claim.
12:08 | May 20, 2017
When asked to comment on the common perception in Armenia that bribery in the electoral system is endemic, Hrach Tovmasyan, nominated by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia to head the newly formed State-Legal and Human Rights Protection Standing Committee of the Armenian parliament, said that to have clean elections the public’s political and legal quality levels must be raised.
13:34 | May 19, 2017
100 out of Armenia’s 105 MP parliament today elected Edward Sharmazanov and Arpineh Hovhannisyan (from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia), and Mikayel Melkoumyan (Tsarukyan Alliance) as deputy speakers of the new National Assembly.
16:26 | May 16, 2017
Argam Abrahamyan, son of the former Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, who was elected to parliament on April 2, announced today on his Facebook page that he's stepping down as mayor of Artashat in order to assume his parliamentary mandate.
14:53 | May 15, 2017
Nikol Pashinyan, whose Yelk Alliance came in a distant second in yesterday’s election for Yerevan’s municipal council, told reporters today that he was headed to take his seat in the parliament, even though he was high enough on the Yelk ticket to secure a spot on the council.
11:24 | May 11, 2017
China will donate 100 million Yuan (some US$14.5 million) to Armenia towards the purchase of medical emergency vehicles and to facilitate discussion on other programs to spur cooperation between the two countries in the charitable and techno-economic sectors.
12:19 | April 25, 2017
Scores of Yerevan market business owners, claiming that tax inspectors are harassing them, have assembled in Yerevan’s Republic Square this afternoon and are waiting to meet with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.
10:47 | April 12, 2017
Police in the town of Ijevan say they are investigating news circulated by a bunch of hikers that healthy trees have been chopped down along the road leading to the Ashot Yerkat (Iron Ashot) fort in Armenia’s Tavoush Province.
13:28 | April 11, 2017
Prosperous Armenia Party MP Naira Zorabyan took the floor and said that given the situation one could assume that those MPs who were present “live due to honest work”, implying that those absent had commercial and other interests outside the legislature.
14:11 | April 5, 2017
Armen Martirosyan, a candidate who ran on the ticket of the losing ORO alliance ticket in the April 2 parliamentary election, described the vote as an “auction” and that the ORO alliance was targeted with negative propaganda during the campaign.
12:37 | April 3, 2017
With only four polling stations in Armenia not having reported results in the April 2 parliamentary election, Central Electoral Commission President Tigran Moukouchyan declared the following four parties/alliances as making it to the country’s new legislature:
12:20 | March 24, 2017
In his financial disclosure to the Central Electoral Commission, Grigoryan declared 6.5 million AMD in income (parliamentary wages), and 45 million AMD from the sale of agricultural goods. He’s the sole owner of the Avshar Wine Factory.
14:19 | March 23, 2017
Armenia’s government today said it could not support two bills proposed by MP Zaruhi Postanjyan condemning the occupation of historic Armenian lands and the dispossession of Armenians from their homeland by the Republic of Turkey.
14:35 | March 22, 2017
Taxpayers in Armenia just might be miffed to know that in 2016 the government spent 1.6 billion AMD (US$3.3 million) to operate and maintain 1,071 automobiles used by various state agencies.
13:00 | March 15, 2017
The lawyer of Mardiros Hakobyan, a member of the armed Sasna Dzrer group that seized a Yerevan police station last July and now being held in pre-trial detention at the Armavir Penitentiary, has been on hunger strike since March 12, despite claims to the contrary by the Department of Corrections and the Human Rights Office.
13:41 | March 9, 2017
“This means that all initiatives and programs must take into account the three principles of stable development; economic, social, and environmental. We would naturally oppose any proposal that doesn’t balance these three factors,” Minasyan said.
13:16 | March 8, 2017
MP Zaruhi Postanjyan, formerly a member of the Heritage Party faction in Armenia’s parliament, told reporters today that she is forming a new political platform designed to unite all Armenians around the world and to press for their rights.
14:46 | March 3, 2017
Noting that the parliament passed 46 bills in the span of 72 hours, Manukyan joked that the country’s legislators must be so intelligent, literate and clever in order to serve-up so many laws to the public.
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